Friday, August 17, 2018

Kentucky Writing Project offers summer professional learning courses

The Kentucky Writing Project is offering several professional learning courses through its summer academy and summer professional development programs.
Stacy Crawford Bewley

Teaching grammar with authentic texts

Bullitt County's Stacy Crawford Bewley shares what she uses to help her students focus on writing, particularly on grammar and mechanics.

SREB offering trainings on literacy, math courses for struggling students

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has developed two sets of courses designed to increase student preparedness in literacy and mathematics, and training on both will be offered this summer.

High school writers invited to summer writing workshop at Murray State

The Purchase Area Writing Workshop (PAWW) is accepting applications for its summer program June 24-30 at Murray State University (MSU).

Student poems sought for CAVERNS anthology

“CAVERNS: Kentucky Middle School Poetry is celebrating April as National Poetry Month by asking grade 6-8 teachers and school librarians to encourage their students to write original poetry for consideration for publication in the 2019 edition.

KCTE presents annual awards to four educators

The Kentucky Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (KCTE) recognized four public-school educators with its annual awards, which were presented during KCTE’s annual conference in February.

Kentucky Reading Association compiles list of grants

The Kentucky Reading Association (KRA) has posted a list of available grants for educators on its website. Visit KRA’s website for a list of grants, or email Zack Marinelli for more information.

Strategies to develop successful writers

Louisville Writing Project Fellow Sheryl Block shares tips for how you can help your students become proficient writers.

The challenge of summarizing expository text in intermediate grades

The ability to summarize informational text in a clear, concise manner does not come easily to all students. This high-level skill is particularly daunting for students who struggle with reading, oral language and attention.

Children’s Literature Conference bringing authors, illustrators to Asbury

Asbury University will host the Asbury Children’s Literature Conference to promote awareness of new youth literature March 24 on the Asbury campus in Wilmore.